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April 28, 2016

Chandler Public Library hosts its second TEDx event: Creating the Experience
TEDxChandlerPublicLibraryProgram theme to focus on arts and culture
TEDxChandlerPublicLibrary holds its second TEDx event from 6-9 p.m. on Wed., May 25, 2016. The event will be held at the Downtown Library, located at 22 S. Delaware Street, Chandler.
Each of the speakers will inspire attendees during the free evening event on the theme of Creating the Experience.
TEDxChandlerPublicLibrary will be emceed by local artist, author and entrepreneur Laurie Fagen. Here are all of the speakers who will present insightful talks on arts and culture:
  • Tomás Stanton – poet and co-founder of Phonetic Spit
  • Blaise Lantana – local radio personality and jazz musician
  • Stella Pope-Duarte – Award-winning author
  • David Specht – actor and Chandler business owner of ImprovMania
In addition to inspiring speakers, the program also includes performances from Arathi School of Dance and Chandler Symphony’s Wind Ensemble.
“Chandler has a strong, vibrant arts and culture community that continues to grow and thrive,” says Brenda Brown, City of Chandler Director of Cultural Affairs. “We hope this second TEDx event will give attendees a peek into how cultural experiences make our community alive with a rich, expressive synergy.”
Registration for TEDxChandlerPublicLibrary opens on April 29, 2016, 12 a.m., and is required for entrance. Admission to this event is free; registration is required. Meeting TEDx rules, this event is limited to 100 attendees, so individuals wanting to attend are encouraged to registration as soon as they can. Registration filled in 48 hours for the first TEDx event.
  • About Chandler Public Library
    Serving residents of Chandler and the East Valley since 1954, Chandler Public Library has a commitment to being the reading, learning and cultural center of the community. As the information leaders, we provide a variety of resources, in a variety of formats, so library users of all ages can explore topics of personal interest and continue to learn throughout their lives. Chandler Public Library is part of the City of Chandler Cultural Affairs Division. 
  • About TEDx, x = independently organized event
    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.) 
  • About TED
    TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
    TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.